The Cat and the Box Print by Erica Salcedo
This Week’s Picks
♥ Amazing topographic maps by Nicholas Weltyk. – via
♥ A very cool pop up book by Natasha Dzurny, created with a Silhouette die cutting machine. – via
♥ Thar She Blows!
♥ Awesome Ralph Ellison book cover redesigns by Cardon Webb. – via
♥ Loving these geometric thank you cards by Blow, printed on Astrobrights.
image from Erica Salcedo
July and August are big “birthday months” for me, and I know that I’ll always need to beef up my birthday card stash right around the end of June, in preparation for the celebrations to come. Here’s a little collection of wonderful letterpress greetings that I would be more than happy to have on hand when any birthday rolls around:
Above, clockwise from top left: One Canoe Two; Ink Meets Paper; Parrott Design Studio; Benchpressed; Pepper Press; Hammerpress; 55 Hi’s; Honizukle Press
images from their respective sources
When Tom and Emily first started imagining what their wedding would look like, they had a woodland theme in mind. Their mild obsession with foxes and bears (see their adorable save the dates above), along with their love of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, were brought together to create a wedding invitation suite that’s sweet, quirky, and completely awesome.
Tom, a software designer by day and a wannabe physical product designer by night, designed all of the paper goods, and the couple printed them by hand on his parents’ Adana letterpress. The notebook style invitations speak to the couple’s enthusiasm for both notebooks and quality paper goods. And they’re so darn fun, with photos and maps for invited guests to enjoy.
Tom and Emily also printed coordinating coasters and activity packs to place on the tables at the reception, so everyone had plenty to do and many opportunities for interaction and conversation.
They also designed custom place cards (printed by Moo), assigning each guest a different animal – sometimes with very amusing results, which allowed for even further conversation between the guests.
The couple’s guest book was another Wes Anderson-inspired idea. Everyone was issued a “registration card” to fill in and instructions to have their photo taken. The messages to the couple and hilarious accompanying photos have become one of their most treasured possessions and will undoubtedly be something that they revisit for years to come.
images from Tom and Emily Randle (Me and My Polar Bear)
Atlanta-based surface designer, Karla Pruitt, recently launched a new website to showcase her pattern work and licensed product designs, and she also opened a shop that features small runs of her own independent stationery creations, including very cool patterned cards and art prints. I’m totally digging Karla’s hand drawn patterns and choice of pretty color palettes!
images from Karla Pruitt